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Charles H. Holland, Jr. Papers

Identifier: GTM-060301

Scope and Contents

Papers of ARAMCO executive Charles H. Holland, Jr., former Supervisor of the Accounting Services Unit of the Drilling and Workover Services Department of ARAMCO. It includes oral history interview transcripts of individuals who worked for ARAMCO as part of the ARAMCO History Project. It also includes reports and other printed materials, as well as maps and audiovisual media.


  • 1940 - 2006


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Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use. Access to the oral history transcripts?

Biographical / Historical

Charles H. Holland, Jr. was born in Memphis, Tennessee on July 22, 1945. He grew up in Memphis, graduating from Christian Brothers High School and Memphis State University. In 1968, he joined the U.S. Army, serving on both active and reserve duty for twelve years, rising to the rank of Sergeant First Class. Active-duty tours were in Vietnam and Ft. Stewart GA. He is a graduate of the Cannon Noncommissioned Officer Advanced Course.

Holland joined the Arabian American Oil Company (now Saudi Aramco) in 1979 spending over sixteen years with that organization in several positions, living in Houston, Abqaiq, and Dhahran. He served for several years as Supervisor, Accounting Services Unit, Drilling and Workover Services Department in Saudi Arabia.

After retirement from Saudi Aramco in 1996, he joined the City of Cocoa Beach, Florida Finance Department, rising to Chief Financial Officer, and retiring as Assistant City Manager in 2017. He was an active member of Florida Government Finance Officers Association and served on the Certification Committee for several years.

During his career, Holland held four professional certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Cost Engineer (CCE). He spent many years in the Boy Scouts of America as a boy and adult leader, earning the rank of Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor of the Order of the Arrow, District Award of Merit, and the Silver Beaver Award as well as several training awards.

[Source: Biographical information provided by Charles H. Holland, Jr., 2024]


6.5 Cubic Feet (10 boxes)

0.00167 Gigabytes (6 files)

Language of Materials


Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Universal 1.0 Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license.


This collection is arranged into six series by the processing archivist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles H. Holland, Jr., 2006

Related Materials

The Booth Family Center for Special Collections preserves a large number of manuscripts collections about ARAMCO and Saudi Arabia. The finding aids to these collections are on the following Georgetown University Library LibGuide:

Processing Information

The collection was rehoused into acid-free boxes and folders. Digital files have been transferred from disc to cloud storage.

Charles H. Holland, Jr. Papers
Scott S. Taylor
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2024-04: Digital files added to the finding aid by John Zarrillo

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057